STAR COLLECTOR: RIVIERA ROMANCE & ANCIENT ARTIFACTS

From $ 6,199 pp September One Week Sale
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Star Collector: Riviera Romance & Ancient Artifacts

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From $ 6,199* pp, September One Week Sale

Palamos, Spain

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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

wine

concierge
Palamos, Concierge Collection: Bell Lloc
Depart from the pier on a 40-minute drive to this Empordà farmstead, imbued with a philosophy rooted in the land, which takes advantage of recent advances to provide quality, without losing spirit and authenticity. Within the estate are the Bell-Lloc Hermitage and the Brugarol Winery and next to them, at the top of a hill, is the Vila-Romà Castle. Enjoy the visit, wine tasting and lunch during this shore excursion.

Please note: Bring your sunglasses and wear sunscreen.


price $279
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

biking

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Cycling to Pals
During this tour, you'll see a great diversity of scenary such as rough coves on the coasts, forests, fields and medieval villages … and without much effort!  You will leave the port with the e-bikes, and head towards la Fosca, a pretty little beach with beautiful views. Continue the route cycling along the greenway called "Ruta del Tren Petit,” which used to be a narrow-gauge railway line. Head north, where you'll cycle along agricultural roads. As a backdrop, appreciate les Gavarres, a mass of of hilly woodlands that is important for the production of cork. Cycle through the plain of the Empordà and finally arrive at the medieval village of Pals. Its old center is dominated by a Roman Tower built between the 11th  and 13th  centuries.  You will find pebbled streets, half-point arches, facádes with ogive windows and stone balconies. The city wall has four square towers from the 4th  century. From Pals you'll have great views to the rice fields of the Ter River plain and the Medes Islands in the sea. After some free time in Pals, a coach will take you back to the ship.

Please note: The distance covered by bike is 12 miles.  Bring sunscreen and wear your sunglasses. 


price $169
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Figueres and Dali Museum
Begin your excursion with a scenic drive to Figueras, located in the northern part of the Empordà region, a sweeping fertile plain that lies inland from the Gulf of Roses. Enjoy the sights of small towns on the way to the highlight of your day, the Dalí Theatre-Museum. Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience while visiting the museum, which houses the works of one of the art world’s geniuses of the 20th century, Salvador Dalí. Built by Dalí himself around the former Municipal Theater, the museum is where most of the artist’s works can be seen, and where his first exhibition was held. Dalí was also buried at this site alongside the church that was also the scene of his christening and funeral. Upon entering the museum, you will take in the huge collection that encompasses his most outstanding works. Highlights include Rainy Taxi, Sala Mae West, a scenography of a living room, which turns into the face of the legendary actress through optical illusion, and the enormous portrait of Abraham Lincoln. Also see the crypt where Dalí is buried. Upon departing the museum, enjoy some free time in town, to browse the shops in Figueras before reboarding your coach for the return drive to Palamos.

Please note: Wear sunscreen and your sunglasses. 


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Girona City Tour
A scenic 1-hour drive west from Palamos will bring you to the beautiful town of Girona, known as the Immortal City. Girona is rich in historic treasures and is one of the most interesting monumental cities in Spain. First you’ll stop at the El Call area, one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe—continuously inhabited for almost seven centuries. At the very heart of the Jewish Quarter are the Arab Baths with their beautiful arches. In spite of the name, the construction of the baths is western Romanesque style. Visit the Bonastruch Ca Porta Museum on the site of the old synagogue, as well as the medieval walls of the city and the remains of the Gironella Tower, destroyed by Napoleon during his retreat in 1814. You can’t miss viewing the outside of the great Catalonian Romanesque Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants before you re-board the coach and return to the ship in Palamos.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes.  Your tour includes transportation, an English-speaking Guide, entrance to the Jewish Museum.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Palamos, Pals, Peratallada & Olive Oil Tasting
Here is an opportunity to have a relaxing day through the landscape of Costa Brava.  You will board your motorcoach for the 40-minute drive to the medieval hilltop town of Pals, with its wonderful views of the countryside below. Continue on to Peratallada, surrounded by natural moats. In the 1960s the castle of Peratallada was restored to its medieval splendor by its present owner who will welcome you to tour the medieval enclosure. Not too far away, the Can Soliveras farmhouse dates from the 11th century, specializing in the growing, harvest and pressing of olives. Visit the farm and see an interactive presentation. Participate in an olive oil tasting that is certain to enrich your understanding of the characteristics of the different varietals and ‘terroir’ - a concept that applies to olive growing as much as it does to the viticulture industry.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes. This Tour is not available on Sundays.


price $165
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wine

culture
Palamos, Segway in the Vineyards
Here’s your chance to visit a cellar in a fun way! The bus will take you to Can Sais Cellar, here you will get a Segway and after receiving some instructions on the use and safety you will start the ride along the vineyards to enjoy a beautiful landscape. Next, you will have a visit to Can Sais Cellar,  a small cellar with a long wine tradition dating back on the 17th century, where you will learn the process of wine making. The new generations running Can Sais have been working on creating wines of high quality rather than a big production, you will have the chance to taste 3 of their wines.

Please note: Wear sunscreen and your sunglasses. Reservations must be made at least 72 hours in advance.


price $199
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Sanary-sur-Mer, France



5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Sanary Sur Mer, Aix En Provence
You will board your motor coach for a drive to Aix en Provence. This was the capital of the Provence region and its attractions are many such as the print of the painter Cézanne. Upon arrival, you will do a walking guided tour of the old town, starting on the grand Cours Mirabeau; a wide avenue built on the site of the city's medieval ramparts. The avenue is one of the city's most beautiful, so be sure to notice the elegant facades of its private mansions, especially their wrought-iron balconies and finely carved doorways.  Explore the old Mazarin District, founded by archbishop Michel Mazarin in 1646, and later home to many writers and artists such as Paul Cézanne. The district is also noted for its meticulously kept walled gardens. Discover beautiful St. Sauveur cathedral with its many contrasting architectural styles, a legacy of countless additions and renovations performed between the 5th and 18th centuries. Most notable are the remnants of a Roman-era wall that were used in a later wall, and the 15th century Gothic portal.  Then, enjoy some free time at leisure for shopping or have a coffee “en terrasse” before driving back to your ship.

Please note: This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. Comfortable shoes are recommended.  Bring sunscreen, a hat and local currency.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

outdoors

walking

essentials
Sanary Sur Mer, Cassis
Drive to Cassis via the coastal road where you will find a delightful landscape of limestone cliffs. On arrival in Cassis, board a little shuttle train or a shuttle bus for the ride to the village. View the town’s old 17th and 18th century houses during the ride to the downtown area.  The quaint village lies in an attractive setting at the end of a bay where the valley comes down to the sea. It is a popular summer resort and a hub for summer boat trips along the Calanques National Park and creeks . The village is known for the quality of its fish and other seafood; the sea urchins accompanied by Cassis white wine are a local delicacy. You will enjoy some free time during your visit in Cassis to do some shopping – arts and crafts merchants, boutiques and cafés fill the quays around the port of the village. Return to the ship along the motorway. 

Please note: This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces. Comfortable shoes are recommended. The little train is a shuttle to reach downtown, it is not a touristic train.The tour is not recommended for wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. The little train is working from May 1st to September 30th with stops at the Gorguettes Parking. Outside of this period, the drop off point is at Avenue du 11 November and bus parking at Avenue des Carriers or Gorguettes.




price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Full Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 


price $1799
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Full Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 

price $1999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Half Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 

price $1049
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sanary Sur Mer, Half Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 

price $1199
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4 HRS

Moderate

walking

wine

essentials
Sanary Sur Mer, Le Castellet & Tasting
Begin this excursion with a scenic drive to Le Castellet - a typical Provençal hilltop village above the vineyards. This remarkable stronghold boasts well-preserved ramparts, a carefully restored 12th century church, and a castle dating back to the 11th century. Entering by the two fortified gates, called le portail and le portalet, you will start your visit with a guided walking tour around the narrow streets up to the castle which is now home to the town hall. Time at leisure will allow you to explore the arts and craft workshops - painting, pottery, and hollowware, before re-joining the motor coach for a drive to Domaine de Souviou. Upon arrival, you will have a short walk, to get a glimpse of this 70-hectares property, planted with 100-year-old olive trees and rows of vines, cypress trees, and lavender and will offer you 3 house wines and 2 house olive oils to taste. Then, your motor coach will drive you back to your ship.

Please note:  According to European law, guests under the age of 18 are not allowed to drink alcohol.  


price $99
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Monte Carlo, Monaco



4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Monte Carlo and Monaco
Your motor coach will take you to Monaco Rock where elevators and escalators transport you up to the Old City. Take a guided walking tour up the hill and through the narrow streets, past the Oceanographic Museum, and the Cathedral containing the tomb of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. Visit the interior of the Prince's Palace followed by some free time to explore further on your own. Next, you will descend from the rock and drive on a small part of the Grand Prix circuit on your way to Casino Square. Your final stop is Monte Carlo, where you will first walk along the Formula 1® circuit up to Casino Square to discover the most prominent and famous building on this square - the Grand Casino, surrounded by the Hotel de Paris and the Café de Paris. You may want to stroll around the square admiring the designer boutiques, or try your luck with the slot machines at the Café de Paris Casino. Return to the pier or if you want to stay to explore more on your own, return to the ship at your leisure.

Please note:  This excursion involves walking over cobblestone streets and uneven surfaces, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The walk to Casino Square is 15 minutes of steep uphill walking so not recommended for those with mobility issues. The order of sites visited may vary. The Grand Casino opens for visits only from 9 a.m. to noon. Gambling is allowed in the afternoon from 2 p.m. The entrance fee is not included (17 euros) and a passport is required for guests who wish to visit the Casino on their own in the afternoon. Shorts, short skirts, and bare shoulders are not considered acceptable attire for visiting the Casino and Cathedral.  The Prince’s Palace is closed during the winter season usually from mid-October to April. Official dates will be announced during the season. 


price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

sightseeing
Monte Carlo, Beyond Ordinary: Heli-Gastro La Bastide de Moustiers
Beyond Ordinary Tours are unique, exclusive experiences for discerning travelers who want an excursion that is 180 degrees from ordinary.  This Beyond Ordinary Tour will transport you on a panoramic helicopter flight with breathtaking views to reach a Michelin-starred restaurant carefully and conscientiously created by Alain Ducasse.  Your tour will begin with a transfer to the helipad to check in. You will lift off from Monaco and rise above the Rock to enjoy a 30-minute flight over the beautiful Provence countryside to land at the secluded La Bastide de Moustiers, an ancient property of a master faience (fine tin-glazed pottery) maker which was restored by the local artisans and purchased by Ducasse, whose commitment and love for this property has given it his personal touch and the authentic look of the Provence area.  You will land right on the property to reach the restaurant where you will experience a gastronomical delight in a gourmet lunch "Menu of the Day" established according to the market of the day. Ducasse’s concept is to offering a lovely, elegant setting where you will share his passion and love of local products. You will discover the cuisine of Frédéric Garnier, the master chef of La Bastide de Moustiers who will use top quality ingredients to create carefully prepared dishes with distinct, unforgettable flavors. You will also discover the magnificent view of “La Falaise de Moustiers-Sainte-Marie.” After this unique culinary experience, you will have more time to take pictures from the air on your return helicopter flight.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and local currency. This tour is on request only. You must have your passport or picture ID and be in good medical condition and fit to fly. The personnel of the helicopter company reserve the right to deny boarding in case guests show any medical reason which could result in an unsafe flight. The panoramic flight is not narrated. Children have to be escorted by an adult. In most of the helicopters used, there are 3 window seats. Dietary requirements and allergies  must be made 5 days prior the flight. This tour operates on a request only basis, is based on space availability and if you cancel it will not be refundable.


price $1999
No longer available online. Please contact Vacation Planning at 1-800-258-7245 to inquire about waitlisted space.


4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Monte Carlo, Nice Old Town
You will depart from Monaco for a scenic 60-minute drive to Nice, considered the Pearl of the French Riviera. You will disembark your motor coach for a guided walk and tour of Nice’s Old Town, known as the Cours Saleya, where you will see a fabulous flower, fruit and vegetable local market. Explore the surrounding area with its colorful houses, narrow picturesque streets and squares with their Italian flair.  You will  have free time to stroll in the charming little streets and to shop before re-boarding your motor coach for the return trip to Monaco.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes,  bring water, a hat, sunscreen and local currency. On Mondays, the flower and vegetable market is replaced with a flea market.

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Eze and Villa Rothschild
Eze has been described as an “eagle’s nest” because of its clifftop location over 1,400 feet above sea level. Contrast this enchanting village with the stately grandeur of a seaside palazzo in exclusive coastal Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Following a 30-minute drive you will begin a guided walking exploration of Eze along narrow streets and past recently restored medieval houses. You will walk to the garden at the top of the village and enjoy breathtaking sea views and the superb panoramas of the Italian and French coasts from this high vantage point during your 1¼-hour stay. Back aboard the coach you will continue to Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, one of the Côte d’Azur’s most exclusive destinations. The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild was constructed in the early 1900s and lies on a promontory overlooking the sea surrounded by a splendid 14-acre garden.  During your 1¼-hour stay, there will be time to appreciate the gorgeous views of Villefranche and Beaulieu sur Mer Bays. From the Villa there is a 45-minute return to the ship.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended as there are steep inclines at Eze. Itinerary order may vary. Morning visits will include entrance to the exotic gardens. 


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Full Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 


price $1699
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Full Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles).  


price $1799
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Half Day Private CAR & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 

price $859
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Monte Carlo: Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 100 km (62 miles). 

price $899
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Cannes, France



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Full Day Private CAR & Guide
 
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 

price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Full Day Private VAN & Guide

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 250 km (155 miles). 

price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Half Day Private CAR & Guide
 
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 


price $899
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Cannes, Half Day Private VAN & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. Mileage limit is 150 km (93 miles). 


price $999
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4 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

culture

walking
Cannes, Old Antibes and Absinthe
Antibes was founded by Greek merchants in the 5th century and is one of France’s oldest cities. From Cannes you will take a 45-minute drive along the coast en route to this historic destination. On arrival, your walking exploration begins in the city’s old quarter, with its maze of small, flower-bedecked streets featuring both Roman and Medieval sections. Imposing 16th century ramparts overlook the Mediterranean, nurturing the heart of the Old Town. After time for independent exploration, you will enter a shop set inside a 9th century vaulted cellar incorporating a Roman well. Here you will be invited to taste regional delicacies including tapenade, accompanied by a glass of the famous “absinthe,” a wormwood-based alcoholic beverage that was the favorite of many 19th century French artists. There will be time to browse among the olive oil and other local delicacies available for sale before rejoining your coach for the return to Cannes.

Please note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Participants must be over 18 years of age for Absinthe tasting.

price $119
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wine

sightseeing
Cannes, Provence Wine Tasting With Chateau Ste. Roseline
Discover Cotes de Provence on this delightful excursion into the wine country of southern France, complete with two tastings. You will depart from  Cannes via motor coach en route through the Esterel Massif to Chateau Sainte Roseline, in Les Arcs, which some claim is the capital of the Cotes de Provence wines.  Chateau Sainte Roseline has a prestigious vineyard created by Pope Jean XXII and its cru classe wines are regularly rewarded.  See the lovely chapel and learn about the area, the history and production of the wines, as well as how to serve, evaluate, smell, taste, and enjoy the varieties.  Following your introduction, you will enjoy a sample of three delicious wines accompanied by “provencal” bread.  Continue on to your next wine venue, the Chateau Saint Martin.  This domain has a long history and you will discover some interesting facts while enjoying a guided tour along part of the property.  The chateau has always been owned by women, since it first was built. Enjoy another sampling of wines in the characteristic lounge used for this purpose. In both venues you will have the chance to purchase wines and also some other specialties. This is a tour for lovers of wine and the good life! You will return to Cannes having savored some excellent wine.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as there are uneven surfaces at both venues. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Participants must be over 18 years of age for wine tasting.


price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Cannes, St Paul De Vence
Depart the port of Cannes for the 1-hour scenic journey to St.Paul de Vence. The scenery changes drastically from coastal to rural while approaching the hilltop village of St Paul de Vence which was founded in 9th century. By the 16th century, the beleaguered village was fortified by ramparts, which still stand today. St. Paul De Vence has also retained its medieval charm, one of its primary draws. This heaven for artists boasts a number of fine museums such as La Fondation Maeght, which features contemporary works from Braque and Giacometti, among others. The local artisans are highly regarded for their weaving, woodwork and jewelry pieces, which are on display in the many galleries. After your guided walk you will have free time at your disposal to discover on your own, or visit an art gallery or shop or simply relax in one of the cafés and mingle with the locals.

Please note: For the visit to St. Paul de Vence there is a considerable amount of walking on uneven surfaces, cobblestones, and inclined streets so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $119
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Portofino, Italy



7 HRS

Strenuous

unesco

sightseeing

boating
Portofino, Cinque Terra by Boat Tour
Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is also a National Park and Protected Marine Area.  Clinging to the Ligurian cliffs on the west coast of Italy are five castles at nearly the same distance from one another - Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Today you will see two of these sites as the ancient mariners had - from the sea. Depart from the pier heading to Cinque Terre, or five lands, and marvel as you approach the beautiful coast with villages suspended above the sea, almost defying gravity. Pass the scenic Tigullio Gulf and Poet's Gulf, with terraced vineyards alive with the aroma of olive trees blended with the fresh ocean breeze. Arrive at the village of Vernazza, where you will disembark the vessel and begin a guided walking tour of this 1st century village. Notice the richness of its architecture, which evinces a wealthier standard of living than that of other villages. Following your tour, you will have free time to browse the local shops or enjoy a cafe. Reboard your boat and proceed to the next stop, the most westerly village and Cinque Terre's beach town, Monterosso. The town is divided into two distinct parts, San Cristoforo Hill, and the old maritime village protected by a rock spur. After your guide points out the highlights of Monterosso, you will have some free time to explore on your own, enjoy the beach and purchase your lunch. Meet the guide after free time and anjoy a relaxing panoramic cruise back to Santa Margherita.

Please note:  The operation of this tour is weather / sea conditions related.  it may happen that only  the stop in Monterosso can be made and Vernazza will be a photo stop. Order of sites may change order to avoid congestion. Wear comfortable walking shoes.



price $249
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6 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

dining

walking

boating
Portofino, Concierge Collection: Camogli Highlights & Punta Chiappa
Your guide will be pleased to meet you on the pier to start your tour by private car or minivan heading to the charming village of San Rocco by a panoramic road. San Rocco is a small hamlet, settled on the top of Portofino’s National Natural Park ( Site of Community Importance) , and is the starting point of a lovely path. The walk follows the coast line and stops in front of the little church of San Nicolò Capodimonte for a short visit. Proceed then to Punta Chiappa, a rocky formation jutting out into the sea, which is also a very interesting area due to a breathtaking landscapeand this site can be reached only by path or boat, no roads, no vehicles! All around there is  the coastline of Liguria, ahead Corsica, and behind on land there is the Batteria di Punta Chiappa hidden in the mountains. You will arrive at Stella Maris Resort and have the choice to swim (please note: no beaches and no sand, only rocks and water shoes recommended) or snorkel (no guide or equipment included, guest should take mask and fins on their own) or just relax on the terrace of Stella Maris Resort. You will then be welcomed with an aperitif on the terrace accompanied  by local specialties, and enjoy lunch including a starter and special homemade pasta with Camogli pesto sauce. After lunch, you will sail to  Camogli by boat to enjoy a guided walking tour among the highlights of this lovely fishing village. 

Please note: Very comfortable walking shoes, swimsuit and towel, sunscreen/hat/sunglasses and water shoes are recommended. If you wish to snorkel you will need to bring your own snorkeling equipment.


price $299
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3 HRS

Moderate

dining

wine

culture

walking

concierge
Portofino, Concierge Collection: Splendido Olive Oil & Lunch
Walk with your guide to the main square of Portofino, and then board the Splendido minivan shuttle for the drive to the Splendido Hotel where you will be served prosecco on arrival. Experience the cuisine of this world-famous hotel—a magnificent landmark that overlooks the picturesque harbor of this tiny resort enclave. Favored by the rich and famous, the hotel is known for its superb Italian cuisine. Windstar has arranged for the maître d’hotel to meet with you privately and explain the many uses and varieties of olive oil. Each guest will have a chance to try the different kinds of olive oil presented (2 or 3 types) during the explanation, and learn how each is used in the preparation of delicious Italian dishes. Bruschetta will be served at the table, then a lunch of traditional trofie with pesto sauce and olive oil sorbet. White wine and mineral water will be offered, and coffee is served before you return to the harbor on a the relaxing 15- to 20-minute walk down to Portofino.

Please note:  The walk from the pier to the square is cobblestone. There are a few steps at the hotel and the restaurant is at the same level as the entrance to the hotel.  Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $179
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Portofino, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of Portofino or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $799
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

refreshments

sightseeing
Portofino, Hiking to Santa Margherita
Start your walk from the pier with your guide, viewing the elegant shops and boutiques that surround the charming piazzetta along the way.  You will walk by the church to the hiking path. The itinerary of the hike can vary depending on your guide, on the weather and path conditions and on the fellow guests in your group. The first half of the tour is mostly an uphill walk if your tour goes towards Cappelletta, San Sebastiano and Olmi, to reach Molini. You will pass elegant villas nestled among rich tropical vegetation and olive trees. If your tour starts heading towards Paraggi, you will walk along the coastline and then hike up towards Acquaviva and Molini, where an old olive oil mill has been restored, now housing a little museum, a café, and toilets. The path leads the way through the Mediterranean flora, vineyards and olive groves. Vegetation hugs the medieval dwellings and the cliffs drop off to the crystal-clear sea, making this one of the most fascinating locations of the Riviera. Continue walking on to Santa Anna and Nozarego and finally you will arrive at the main promenade of Santa Margherita Ligure. Santa Margherita’s colors, the arrangement of its characteristic houses, its rich villas and great hotels have painted around its bay something similar to a magical reflection. Pause for refreshment at a café and then you will return to Portofino by minivan, or you may choose to remain in Santa Margherita to stroll around on your own and go back to Portofino by taxi, public ferry or public bus. 

Please note: Wear a hat and comfortable walking/hiking shoes. Bring a bottle of water. 


price $99
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

walking

boating
Portofino, San Fruttuoso & Camogli by Private Boat
Here’s a tempting opportunity to visit charming and remote Italian coastal fishing villages that are not easily accessible other than by boat. After a 20-minute cruise, your first stop will be in the little bay of San Fruttuoso Village, the ancient residence of the Doria family. Its splendid natural surroundings are enhanced by the architectural beauty of its church and 10th century abbey. The imposing cliffs encircling the inlet, a small beach and lush Mediterranean vegetation, combined with the almost unreal absence of vehicles, creates a truly unique and enjoyable ambiance. Pause to savor the enchanting views as your boat remains in the bay for 10 minutes. Heading further up the coast you will reach Camogli, a typical small fishing village that was formerly the site of bustling shipyards that helped build one of the world’s greatest merchant fleets. Camogli’s original medieval setting was centered around a local parish church constructed on an island that was once completely detached from the mainland. Today, it is connected to the mainland by a square surrounded by colorful buildings including one of the Italian coast’s most beautiful Baroque churches. During your 1½-hour stay, there will be time for a guided tour followed by free time. Back aboard your private boat, tasty focaccia bread and local wine will be served during the 45-minute return cruise to Portofino.      

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothes. Don't forget sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses! This tour is a more unique visit to some of the more charming and remote fishing villages in the area and offers a cultural excursion difficult to do on your own. This tour will operate or not depending on sea conditions. 

price $129
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Portoferraio, Italy



3 HRS

Strenuous

biking

sightseeing
Portoferraio, Bike to the North Coast of Elba Island
Nature Lovers, don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover the beauties of Elba on our Bike Tour! The tour will start with a scenic bicycle ride on a paved road from Portoferraio to Enfola on the North coast of the island; the views are breathtaking and the vegetation is particularly luxuriant. Upon arrival, you will have some free time to relax at a picturesque café, or on the beach. Then, you will bicycle back to Portoferraio where you will tour around the historical center of the town

Please note: The tour does not require any particular physical training, but suits active people. You will cover 7.5 miles by bike (approximately 90 minutes, up to 197 feet above sea level). 


price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

wine

culture

sightseeing
Portoferraio, Countryside Drive & Wine Tasting
Combine a visit to the enchanting village of Porto Azzuro with wine tasting at a vineyard once frequented by Emperor Napoleon. After leaving the busy capital of Portoferraio, your 30-minute drive will feature magnificent views of Lacona and Laconella Bays as well as Golfo Stella as you pass rocky beaches and high cliffs. Ahead lies Porto Azzuro, which boasts an ancient medieval fortress and picturesque fisherman’s harbor. You will have free time to browse among its many tempting shops. Back aboard the coach you will continue to the Azienda Agricola La Chiusa estate, whose vineyard directly overlooks Portoferraio. This estate hosted Napoleon Bonaparte on two separate occasions. As the vineyard prides itself on quality over quantity, its vines are always pruned very short. During your 60-minute stay there will be an explanation of wine production at the farmhouse before you will have the opportunity to sample the extra virgin olive oil and taste the wine. After enjoying time at leisure you will take the 30-minute return drive to your yacht at Portoferraio.    

Please note: The Azienda Agricola La Chiuse is not wheelchair accessible. 

price $119
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Portoferraio, Port Azzurro and Napoleon Summer House
Emperor Napoleon was exiled on the island of Elba for 300 days beginning in May 1814. Take a look at that fascinating bygone era on this tour that will include one of his two island residences. You will visit his country residence (Villa San Martino). Visiting the Villa San Martino country home you will see the Room of the Doves, whose ceiling is adorned with a painting depicting two doves linked by a knotted ribbon that tightens as they fly further away. By way of contrast, the Egyptian Room has a circular ceiling painting featuring a ring of Zodiac signs.  You will stop at the picturesque Port Azzuro, one of the most pleasant seaside areas you’ll ever see.  You will have free time in Port Azzuro perhaps enjoying an espresso, a gelato or strolling the pedestrian paths or the harbor.  

Please note: At Villa San Martino there is an uphill walk of 900 feet along a smooth surface to reach this villa. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. As temperatures can be high, guests are advised to bring along a hat and bottled water. Layered clothing is suggested due to unpredictable rainstorms.



price $99
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Rome, Italy



4 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Airport
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the airport.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica.

price $149
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4 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Rome Orientation Tour w/ Transfer to Hotel
This tour is perfect for those who would like to visit Rome but do not feel like walking the cobblestone streets. You will meet the local guide at disembarkation  and board a coach for Rome to start the tour with  Via Veneto, which became popular in the 1960s as the heart of the “Dolce Vita” of Fellini’s Cinema, Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica and Square, the monumental square surrounded by four sets of 284 columns on 88 pillars. It is the masterwork of Bernini and welcomes pilgrims  to the largest temple in Christianity. The dome was designed by Michelangelo.  Your tour will continue to the Ostiense Gate,right next to the amazing Pyramid of Caio Cestio, built in 12 B.C., and the Baths of Caracalla, the second largest spa in ancient Rome.  Then you will head to the Circus Maximus, which could welcome 320,000 spectators who watched chariot races there. Pass by the Colosseum, constructed in only 8 years, where over 70,000 spectators could take a seat and leave the building in only a few minutes through its 80 entries. Your tour also includes The dome of the basilica was designed by Michelangelo. Your drive will continue to St. Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, where you will have free time to explore on your own. The coach will wait for you in the vicinity to return you to the Windstar Cruises hotel.

Please note: There are 3-4 steps to enter and exit the coach and a few steps in St. Paul’s Basilica. If you are not staying at the Windstar hotel you will be dropped of at the Piazza Repubblica where many taxis are available to take you to your independent hotel.


price $149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private Auto with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver /guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1599
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Full Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver/ guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.  


price $1699
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private CAR with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver /guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 

price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Rome, Half Day Private VAN with Driverguide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, and English-speaking driver/guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver/ guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, and English-speaking driver/guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the Rome area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1299
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Ponza, Italy



1.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Ponza, Driving Tour by Small Group
Leave the pier by private island style van to enjoy a panoramic guided tour of the Island, the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands famed for its Grottoes. You will discover the highlights of the island and many sites that cannot be admired from the sea like the little Church of St. Mary where San Silverio was buried. See the beautiful Lucia Rosa Bay with its pebble beach and the Faraglioni. The name is linked to a rich and wealthy young girl, Lucia Rosa, who lost her life by jumping to her death, from an impossible love with a fisherman. During the tour you will have also time to relax and take pictures of the breathtaking view in Cala/Punta Incenso and Felci, that takes its name from the medicinal herbs that grow in that area and once used by hermits who settled there. Stop also in Chiaia di Luna that can be reached by a tunnel that leads to a provincial road, built by the Romans and used as a port-refuge known as "diva-luna."  In the Napoletan dialect "chiaia" means beach. The name Chiaia di Luna is suggested by the half moon shape of the beach and by the white rock that lies at its two extremities.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring your camera. 


price $179
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Ponza, Highlights of Ponza by Boat
Leave the pier to explore Ponza by private boat.The first wonder that presents itself will be the Grotto (or cave) of Pontius Pilate, also called the “Murenaio Romano,” a very well-preserved Roman monument.  Proceed to the Arc of Topaz, the Cape and the Faraglioni of the Virgin, which take their names from an ancient effigy representing the Nativity of the Virgin, preserved in a church, then rebuilt and now is the chapel of the cemetery. Admire the small Cave of Ulysses, very well known for its amazing light effects during the night , the beach of the Parade, the Faraglioni of “Calzone Muto.” At the southern side of the island, the Stack Guard, takes its name from the overhanging mountain, whose summit is the highest of the island. At the top, on the tip of the promontory, is the lighthouse that casts its beams of light for about 30 miles. After the “Punta del Fieno” Hay, you will see Chiaia di Luna with its majestic cliffs of tuff white-yellow, which dominates the beach, the longest on the island. Discover the Cave of the mythological sorceress Circe who enchanted Ulysses.Continue to the Faraglioni di Capo Bosco, the famous natural swimming pools, and Cala Feola, the only sandy beach on the island entirely . See the rock called the “Turtle, “for its shape. You will also see the “Forte Papa” a 16th century building, commissioned by Pope Paul III, of the Farnese family, who owns the island. In the seabed  here is the U.S. military ship, Liberty, which due to a strong storm went crashing among the rocks in 1944. Proceed to Cala Cecata, the Coral Cave, Cala Fonte, Beyond Cala Ferns, from where you can see the neighboring island of Gavi . The circumnavigation continues on the east side of the island. From here, you will see the Grotta del Bue Marino , Cala Gaetano, Cala Aprea, the shingle beach of Arco Naturale or Spaccapolpi, and the impressive Arc cliff. Not far away , you can see the Rock Aniell'Antonio and Cala Inferno, and the wreck of a merchant ship, Mary Constance . From the sea , you will see part of a Roman aqueduct whose waters flowed in large tanks in the Port area. Next will be Cala del Core then before the beach of St. Mary, you can see the Blue Caves. Finally, you will enter Port Bourbon, a semicircular port, built on the original Roman setting , that follows the natural curve of the coast.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring your camera. The boat tour is conducted on a fisherman’s boat and the boat is very basic. There is a small toilet on board.


price $139
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

walking

wine

essentials
Ponza, Highlights of Ponza Walking Tour
Your walking tour of Ponza Island will start with a short island taxi drive from the pier to the walking path on the side of the Guardia Mountain.  Cross the Dragonara Area where a Roman Necropolis (3 or 4 B.C.) and a Roman aqueduct still lie underground (not visible). The drive will follow the Scotti area (named after one of the first families who settled there down under the bourbons, 300 years ago) and stop at the highest point of that area, under the feet of the Guardia Mountain (the highest mountain of the island with on its top a guardian tower of the Napoleonic wars) Continue on foot, following the old donkey path on the west side of the mountain which offers breathtaking views of the wild nature of this volcanic jewel. Admire the most beautiful bay of the island with its steep coast in piroclastic tufa rock, the Cap white with its formations that appear like little Towers and the flat and prosperous vegetation with lots of plants traditionally used by the islanders to cure small diseases.  You will proceed, away from the common tourist routes, to the ancient wine cellar dating back to 1700 with the typical local biancolella wines (red, white and pink). Have a break, enjoy wine and local products while admiring the private vineyard and other agriculture lands  before walking back to the harbor following the same 1-hour route.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. The walking tour requires participants to be in good physical condition.


price $99
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2 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

wine

essentials
Ponza, Panoramic tour of Ponza by Bus
Leave the pier by private bus to enjoy a panoramic private guided tour of the island, the largest of the Italian Pontine Islands and famed for its Grottoes. You will discover the highlights of the island and many sites that cannot be admired from the sea like the little Church of St. Mary where San Silverio was buried and also became an Abbey under the order of Citeaux. See the beautiful Lucia Rosa Bay with its pebble beach and the Faraglioni. The name is linked to a rich and wealthy young girl , Lucia Rosa, who lost her life by jumping from heights, due to an impossible love with a fisherman. During the tour you will also have time to relax and take pictures of the breathtaking view in Cala/Punta Incenso and Felci, that takes its name from the medicinal herbs that grows in that area and  was once used by hermits who settled there. Stop in Chiaia di Luna. Enjoy a pleasant tasting of the typical “Pizzicato wines” (white and pink) in a local winery before driving back to the pier.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring your camera.


price $149
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Sorrento, Italy



4.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

boating

sightseeing

essentials
Sorrento, Boat Tour to Positano
A private motorboat takes you along the coast to Positano, once a sleepy little fishing village and the secret haunt of painters and writers. Its charms are still evident. Square, white Moorish-style houses are set in luxurious gardens, and descend in steep steps down the mountainside to the bay. Offshore is Galli Island, the legendary home of Sirens. Positano is embroidered with narrow lanes and steps and dominated by the splendid dome covered in polychrome majolica at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Piazzettas and cafés are filled with people pausing during the 100-step climb that leads up the hillside. Enjoy time at leisure for shopping and for a satisfying drink at a café.  

Please note: This tour is not for guests with physical limitations as it involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. However, walking up the steps is optional and not required. Wear comfortable shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. 

price $179
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8 HRS

Easy

walking

sightseeing

unesco

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: Positano & Amalfi by Private Speed Boat
A private speedboat will take you along the coast to Positano, once a sleepy little fishing village and the secret of painters and writers. Its charm is still evident; little squares, white Moorish-style houses set in luxurious gardens, descent in steep steps down the mountainside to the bay. Offshore is Galli Island, legendary home of Sirens. Positano town is embroidered with narrow lanes and steps, and is dominated by the splendid dome of Santa Maria Assunta covered in polychrome majolica. Piazzetta and cafés are crowded by people relaxing after climbing the hundreds of steps up the hillside (not compulsory). Enjoy time at leisure for shopping and sit for a  drink at a café.  Continue your ride to Amalfi, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Between 839 and around 1200, Amalfi was the capital of the Maritime Republic known as the Duchy of Amalfi, an important trading power in the Mediterranean directly competing with Pisa, Venice, and Genoa. After a visit to the Cloister of Paradise, built between 1266 and 1268, with its white columns and pointed arches that reflects a clear influence of the Arab domination, you will have some free time for shopping or exploring around. Ride back to Sorrento by private speedboat.

Please note: This tour is not for guests with physical limitations as it involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. However walking up the steps is optional and not required. Wear comfortable shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.


price $3499
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4.5

Easy

walking

sightseeing

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: Positano by Private Speedboat
A private speedboat takes you along the coast to Positano, once a sleepy little fishing village and the secret haunt of painters and writers. Its charms are still evident.  Square, white Moorish-style houses are set in luxurious gardens, and descend in steep steps down the mountainside to the bay. Offshore is Galli Island, the legendary home of Sirens.  Positano is embroidered with narrow lanes and steps and dominated by the splendid dome covered in polychrome majolica at the Church of Santa Maria Assunta. Piazzettas and cafés are filled with people pausing during the 100-step climb that leads up the hillside. Enjoy time at leisure for shopping and for a satisfying drink at a café.

Please note: This tour is not for guests with physical limitations as it involves a great deal of walking over uneven terrain. However walking up the steps is optional and not required. Wear comfortable shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.


price $2999
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5.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

dining

walking

concierge
Sorrento, Concierge Collection: Sorrento Gourmet
Depart from the pier with your guide and board your private coach. After a 30-minute drive, you will reach the farmhouse located in the heart of the land of the sirens, on the hills surrounding Sorrento, overlooking the bay of Naples and Salerno surrounded by lush vegetation, characterized by olive groves, vineyards and citrus groves. You will be introduced to the art of growing lemon and olive trees , and the production of limoncello  and olive oil, as well as other typical products of this wonderful land.  You will visit the farm, an ancient monastery dedicated to Saint Francis, its cloister and the beautiful frescoes. After the visit you will return to Sorrento, for a nice stroll in the town center accompanied by your guide. Enjoy lunch in one of the best restaurant of Sorrento before going back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes. 



price $349
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

refreshments

essentials
Sorrento, Discovery & Tasting
You will meet your guide at the pier and board a shuttle bus for the 15-minute drive to the center of Sorrento. This small town is wonderfully located over steep white cliffs and offers a fantastic view over the Bay of Naples. Sorrento lies on a Tufa terrace and is enclosed by impressive rocks of the limestone mountains. For 2000 years visitors from all over the world have been attracted to Sorrento by breathtaking sunsets and the fragrances of orange and lemon gardens. Enjoy a guided visit of the old town, stroll along the colorful streets and admire the beautiful churches, the most famous the Cathedral, in Romanesque style dedicated to the Saints Giacomo and Filippo and built during the 15th  century. Stop in the Main Square, Piazza Tasso, which is the center of the Sorrentine life and  enjoy the wonderful panorama on the Gulf of Naples from the Gardens overlooking the port. Your shuttle bus will then take you to the farm house were you will experience the work of local modern farmers! Take your time to taste local fresh products such as Caprese salad, eggplants, bruschetta, local wine and limoncello. Return back by shuttle to your ship.

Please note: This tour is not for guests with physical limitations or using wheelchairs as it involves walking over uneven terrain. Wear comfortable shoes, a sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.


price $99
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Full Day Private Car with Driver & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility  and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note: Capacity 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English-speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it's in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $1149
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Full Day Private Van with Driver & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $1259
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Half Day Private Car with Driver & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $749
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Sorrento, Half Day Private Van with Driver & Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $849
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

culture

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Sorrento, Herculaneum
The city of Herculaneum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was founded around the 4th century B.C., copying the geometric regularity of the layout of Naples. Its “decumani” (main streets) have an east-west orientation, while the “cardines” (narrower streets) run north-south. There is undeniably a “feeling” about Herculaneum, quite different from Pompeii, where you get the impression that its ancient population of 5,000 packed up and left only moments ago. Herculaneum was smaller than Pompeii but is better preserved simply because, while hot ashes consumed the wood of Pompeii’s buildings, Herculaneum was covered by hot mud which sealed and protected entire city blocks. This means that marble floors, mosaics, paintings and carbonized woods can still be admired today. You will discover the ancient luxurious properties and villas including the House of the Mosaic, the House of Deer, the Thermae (baths) and the House of Carbonized Furniture. After a guided tour, you will be driven back to meet the yacht in Sorrento.  

Please note: This tour involves considerable walking on uneven pathways. Bring a sun hat, as shade is limited. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $119
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5.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Sorrento, Journey to Pompeii
From the pier, you’ll take a 1-3/4-hour ride by motor coach to the remarkable UNESCO Site ruins of Pompeii, perfectly preserved since the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Learn about the excavation techniques and what the residents were doing at the time of the eruption, and you’ll gain an insight into the lives of the ancient Romans as you discover baths, theaters, temples, markets and the huge forum with the Arch of Nero. After your tour, you will be driven back to Sorrento to meet your Windstar yacht.

Please note: This tour involves considerable walking on uneven pathways. Bring a sun hat, as shade is limited. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Lunch is not included. 

price $129
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Giardini Naxos, Italy



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

culture

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Castelmola & Taormina
Founded in the 6th century B.C. by Greeks from Naples, Taormina was subsequently taken over by the Romans. Many of its narrow cobblestone streets are closed to traffic, making the main part of Taormina accessible only by foot. Your guide will take you on a guided walk that includes the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and the bustling main street of Corso Umberto, lined with former mansions of enchanting architecture and balconies that brim with flowers. Stop briefly in the inner courtyard of the medieval Corvaja Palace and enjoy the panoramic views of the bay and snow-capped Mount Etna in the distance as you gaze from the balcony of Piazza IX Aprile. Follow your guide up the narrow street that leads to the Greco-Roman Theatre. Taormina’s most famous antique dates back to the 2nd and 3rd centuries B.C. and still hosts performances today. The theatre’s dramatic location is nothing less than breathtaking. The tiny village of Castelmola is strategically located near Taormina, a splendid site with panoramic views. The focus of the village is the attractive Piazzetta del Duomo with its fine, intricate paving. From various points there are wonderful views of Mount Etna, the north coast and the beaches below. You will have time to indulge in browsing the many shops and boutiques that line the main street. 

Please note: This tour involves walking over cobbled and uneven surfaces and is not recommended for those with limited mobility or who tire easily.  Buses are not permitted in Taormina and many parts are accessible only by foot. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Guests will get to the city center from the parking lot by lifts.Keep in mind Taormina can be very crowded.




price $139
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Full Day Private CAR + Guide

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1099
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Full Day Private VAN + Guide

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1199
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Half Day Private CAR + Guide


Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.
 
price $749
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Half Day Private VAN + Guide

Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $849
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5 HRS

Strenuous

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, In the Godfathers Steps
For those with an appreciation of "The Godfather" series, many of the places visited in this tour will seem familiar. Leaving the pier by coach, you will begin with a brief drive through Messina for a 45-minute drive via the freeway and then motor along the coastal road bordered by villas, flowering gardens, and picturesque villages to reach Savoca. Its scenic beauty and historical-artistic heritage makes Savoca, one of the most attractive and unknown places of Sicily. In a private house in the village, "Bar Vitelli," houses a collection of local artisans' tools and photographs taken when Francis Ford Coppola shot scenes of "The Godfather II."  After a typical refreshment  begin a walking tour along the village's main street past two Churches of the 15th and 16th centuries, ( Santa Lucia and San Michele ) and to enjoy the view over the valley. Continue to Forza d'Agro, a 20-minute drive towards Taormina, a charming little village overlooking the Arab-Norman castle of Capo Sant'Alessio. In 1990, Al Pacino and Sophia Coppola arrived there to shoot scenes for the film, "The Godfather III." From the main square, a lane leads up to the circular steps, which ascend to the Gothic-Catalan portal in front of the Church of St. Agostino also known as “Triade. “  Before departing, see the Baroque Chiesa Madre. 

Please note:  Due to the amount of walking this tour is not recommended for people with walking difficulties. Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over uneven terrain, gravel paths, inclines and 30-75 steps. Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended. Please note that this tour has no interior visits.  

 

price $129
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4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Mt Etna & Taormina Helicopter Tour
Your adventure will begin with a private van transfer to the helicopter terminal. On arrival, board your aircraft and soar over dramatic Mount Etna. Sicily’s most famous and dramatic landmark, this violent yet majestic volcano is bound to leave a lasting impression. Mount Etna has erupted more than 130 times and it is the largest and highest volcano in Europe at more than 10, 991 feet. Once at the top you will be able to see the many craters, often smoking, besides the famous "Valle del Bove," which extends along the eastern slope of the volcano. The flight will proceed to fly over Taormina and come back to the heli-surface. All passengers will be equipped with a headset to talk to each other or with the pilot, and hear a description of the tour .

Please note: The helicopter has 4 seats, 1 guide plus the pilot and does not land on Mount Etna. As this excursion requires guests to negotiate steps and gaps to embark and disembark the aircraft, it is not recommended for guests with physical limitations. This excursion is not wheelchair accessible and is not suitable for guests with back or neck problems, who are uncomfortable in small spaces, prone to vertigo or have fear of heights. Due to weather conditions and helicopter availability, the duration sights and time of departure may vary.


price $999
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8 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

dining

unesco

walking
Giardini Naxos, Mt Etna by 4x4 Adventure
Your journey will begin as your driver-guide collects you from the quayside for your 4x4 adventure. En route to the summit of Mount Etna you’ll stop to see the vast lava flows and the more recent paths corroded by the 2002 eruptions. You’ll see how the lava flow has carved its way through hillside forests and bush land leaving a scar, seen from miles around. In 1980 Etna’s flank suffered a collapse, which caused part of the volcanic edifice to slide towards the east. The huge depression which remains is known as Valle de Bove (Valley of the Ox). You’ll visit the Lava Cave, with a length of around 2,854 feet and a diameter ranging between 16 and 26 feet. Next, you’ll have a truly up-close and personal view of magnificent Mount Etna as you are guided on a walk over the new lava flows. You’ll see the steam created from the activity of Piano Provenzana and the wonderful views from atop one of Europe’s most active volcanoes. After your exciting morning you’ll enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch at Kikajon Refuge, a holiday farm located in the park of Mount Etna. After lunch you’ll have time to discover the delights of Alcantara Gorge, where the water is freezing, even in the summer.

Please note: This tour will ascent to an altitude of 6,200 feet, involves a substantial amount of walking over rough and uneven surfaces during stops. It is strongly recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring along a jacket and sunscreen. This tour is not recommended for passengers with back or neck problems, heart or respiratory conditions as the ride may be bumpy and the altitude is high.

price $239
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8 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

dining

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Taormina & Mt. Etna
Taormina perches on a terrace overlooking the sea and epitomizes the legendary beauty of Sicily. A one-hour drive brings you to the outskirts of this picturesque site which was founded in the 3rd century B.C. Although almost completely renovated by the Romans, it now reflects a medieval character that is truly captivating. After arriving near Taormina’s center, your guide will accompany you on a walking tour along cobblestone streets to Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building whose arched windows and doorways reflect its strong Arabic influence. Next, you will stroll to the 3rd century Greco-Roman Theater, spectacularly situated overlooking Mount Etna and Naxos Bay. Renowned for its expansive size and unique acoustic qualities, it is still used for open-air concerts. After free time to stroll or shop along the famous Corso Umberto, you will rejoin the coach for the 60-minute journey back to the yacht.

Please note:  Buses are not permitted to enter the town of Taormina. Guests will get to the city center from the parking lot by lifts. Keep in mind that Taormina can be very crowded. 


price $179
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6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

boating

refreshments
Giardini Naxos, Taormina & The Blue Grotto
This tour will give you the opportunity to visit the resort town of Taormina, considered  one of the most beautiful destinations in Sicily. The  excursion will begin with the short journey by bus  to  Taormina.  Leave your bus  near the center of Taormina, and set out on foot as your guide will lead you along cobblestone streets to the Palazzo Corvaja, a 15th century building adorned with classic double windows. From there it will be a short walk to the amazing and impressive Greco-Roman theater that is Taormina's iconic landmark. Like the town, the theater dates back to the 3rd century BC. The Greeks did an incredible job of siting it - its width and acoustic qualities are so inimitable that it is still used for open-air concerts today. The Romans, who came later, did some work on the theater but even they were unable to vastly improve on the original. Explore the theater, and make sure you turn around and appreciate the astounding view of Mount Etna looming above the town and the Bay of Naxos below. Once the guided visit is done, spend some free time independently exploring Taormina’s main street, Corso Umberto. By bus you will reach the port of Giardini Naxos, board a boat and motor out into the bay. Your destination is the fabled Blue Grotto. Glide slowly into this sea cave to witness the famed blue glow that reflects off the water. Afterwards, snack on fresh almond cookies before heading to the inviting waters off Isla Bella for a refreshing swim. Dry off and enjoy the scenic cruise back to the pier. 

Please note:  Bring a bottle of water, your hat, sunscreen and local currency. Bring your swimsuit and a towel if you wish to swim.


price $249
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

walking

sightseeing
Giardini Naxos, Taormina On Your Own
On this excursion you have the opportunity to spend time on your own in Taormina.  Your tour will  begin with a pleasant drive to Taormina. Built in the 3rd century B.C., the city was later almost completely renovated by the Romans. It is perched on a terrace overlooking the sea, with a medieval character that will delight you. You will stop near the center of Taormina, where you’ll have time on your own to enjoy the town.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. 


price $69
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

refreshments

wine

culture
Giardini Naxos, Wine Tasting at the Gambino Winery
Your tour will begin with a pleasant 50-minute  drive to the Gambino Winery.  On the eastern side of the Etna volcano, in the woods of the National Park and facing the sea of Taormina, the Gambino vineyards are a pleasure for your senses and for your heart. A pleasure for your sight too, because they represent one of the best models of Etna vineyards of high altitude: in an exclusive natural environment, at 2,625 feet above sea level, the vineyards lay on sunny and airy terracing that have a breathtaking panorama. A pleasure for your sense of smell, for the unmistakable perfumes of the volcano vegetation. A pleasure for your heart, because the vineyards and wine are great passion that, for over 20 years, involves and guides the Gambino family. Enter into the world of wine immersed in high ground vineyards and local flavors. In such a unique and striking setting for a  wine tasting, carefully conducted by in-house sommeliers and accompanied by typical delicacies of the region. 

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. You will taste four Gambino wines accompanied by local snacks.


price $129
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Valletta, Malta



4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

unesco

sightseeing

boating
Valletta & Three Cities Boat Ride
Your coach will depart quayside for a short drive round the impressive bastions of Valletta and past Fort St Elmo. Upon arrival in Valletta, you will walk to the Upper Barracca Gardens for a panoramic view of Malta’s natural harbors and historic cities. Then proceed to St John’s Co-Cathedral, the conventual church of the Knights of Malta, where you will also have the opportunity to see Caravaggio’s famous masterpiece: The Beheading of St John.  Continue with a drive through the Three Cities – Senglea, Cospicua, and Vittoriosa. Left largely unvisited, the Three Cities will show you a slice of authentic life, and a glimpse into Malta’s maritime fortunes. The Three Cities can rightly claim to be the cradle of Maltese history. Embark traditional Maltese ‘Dghajsas’ for a 20 - minute boat trip around the harbor, crossing over to the Waterfront Laguna

Please note:  To enter the Cathedral, guests must have their knees covered, no stiletto heels and no bare shoulders. 
  
price $89
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

walking
Valletta, Cooking Challenge at a Farmhouse
You will depart via motor coach and drive to Hal-Qormi, to Razzett l-Antik [Old Farmhouse].  There you will participate in a cooking challenge where you will be assigned to one of six kitchenettes, provided with setup, ingredients, aprons, and supervised by their Chef. Everyone will be encouraged to participate in the cooking.  A table with ingredients will be provided in the center of your workstation, and you and your team will be asked to prepare a particular dish, according to the ingredients provided. Points will be given on ingredients, teamwork and presentation of food.  You will also be able to take part in a food tasting including local Maltese Mediterranean Antipasti platters.  Your panoramic drive back to your yacht will go through Siggiewi and Zebbug with photo stops and short walking tours before you will arrive back at the quay for re-embarkation.

Please note: This cooking event is not wheelchair accessible. Roads in Malta can be bumpy. 


price $179
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5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

wine

culture

walking

sightseeing
Valletta, Maltas Noble Heritage
Depart the quay and drive to The Silent City – Mdina, Malta’s old Capital. Mdina is a medieval walled town situated on a hill in the center of the island.   You will walk through the narrow streets of the town, visit St Paul’s Cathedral, the Ramparts for a panoramic view, and Palazzo Falson, the best preserved palazzo of its period. You will then drive to the village of Naxxar where you will visit Palazzo Parisio and Gardens. Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life.  Refreshments will be served in the Gardens [weather permitting] or indoors in the Palace. Refreshments consist of your choice of a glass of Palazzo Parisio red or white wine, Cisk lager beer, Kinne on-the-rocks or mineral water and a selection of Maltese delicacies- Gbejniet cheese, traditional Hobz Biz-Zejt, pastry-size Pastizzi. 

Please note:  To enter the Cathedral, guests must have their knees covered, no stiletto heels and no bare shoulders. Walking involves cobblestone streets and climbing steps so this tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility.

price $119
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Fiskardo, Kephalonia, Greece



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

wine

refreshments

boating
Fiskardo, Melissani Lake & Ouzo Tasting
The varied landscapes of Kephalonia seem like they have been created by the hands of a dreaming god. The coastline is like a lace of sheer cliffs plunging into a turquoise sea and gentle pebbly and sandy beaches.  The hinterland  is a mosaic of densely forested mountains and well cultivated hills and valleys. Small villages and towns emerge from the pines and the cypress trees, topped by Venetian castles and chapels. You will drive to the village of Karavomylos where the mysterious, 40,000-year-old, underground Melissani Lake is located. During the 1953 earthquake, the cave's roof collapsed, creating amazing light displays on the cave walls. Legend says the lake is named for the nymph Melissanthe, who fell in love with Pan and drowned in the lake when he rejected her. A small boat will be waiting to take you on a breathtaking trip across its mysteriously salty, subterranean water. You will find yourself surrounded by a vast, shimmering play of blue and violet colors, created by the sun filtering through the hole in the ceiling more than 100 feet overhead. The headwater is in Argostólion, and it enters the cave by traveling across the island and through holes in the coastline. Your tour will continue to the village of Sami, for a refreshment stop for ouzo (aniseed flavored liqueur) and Greek meze at a waterfront restaurant.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

boating

watersports

sightseeing

essentials
Fiskardo, Speedboat Adventure
Fiskardo is Kephalonia’s prettiest village, the only undamaged village after the 1953 earthquake which devastated the island. Its pastel-painted 18th century Venetian houses cluster by the harbor which is a popular berth for sailing yachts during the summer. Fiskardo is surrounded by wooded hills, valleys, and a rich Mediterranean countryside. Your 3+-hour boating adventure will provide you with the opportunity to experience the unique beauty of this area.  The numerous sheltered beaches are of the pebbly variety - not sandy but are ideal for swimming as the bays are in sheltered positions and the sea is usually calm.The praiseworthy colors of the crystal-clear waters will magnetize even the most experienced traveler’s eye. Nothing can beat the thrill of exploring the scenic coastline and finding a secluded cove of your own.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.


price $139
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Delphi, Itea, Greece



4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Itea, Monastery of Ossios Loukas
Departing from the quayside, your motor coach will proceed along a picturesque and twisting road on a 45-minute drive where you can enjoy the relaxing views of the typical Greek countryside.  Standing impressively on the brow of a peaked hill facing south, the majestic Monastery of Ossios Loukas commands a spectacular view of the adjacent valley. In some ways surpassing the famous Byzantine Church at Daphne, the monastery forms one of the most impressive memorials to the artistic vitality of the empire, during the revival of prosperity under the Macedonian Dynasty (865 – 1059). The monastery bears the name of a local hermit, the Blessed Loukas (Ossios Loukas) of Stiri, who was famed for his austerity, the dignity of his life, his prophecies and the miraculous cures he performed. Departing the monastery your tour will return to the port via the town of Arachova, famous for its handmade woolen carpets. Here you will have some free time to browse the picturesque streets and shops.   

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The monastery is not wheelchair accessible. 


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

walking
Itea, Mythology of Delphi
In antiquity Delphi was one of the world's most important religious centers. The Sanctuary of Apollo attracted a host of pilgrims who came to consult the oracle. Even now an aura of mystery surrounds the ruins of Delphi,a UNESCO World Heritage Site, exposed on a rocky slope. For sheer grandeur of natural beauty combined with ancient ruins, there is probably no other spot on earth that rivals Delphi. Visit the ancient Sanctuary of Apollo, where the celebrated oracle Pythia dwelt. Her ambiguous prophecies were known and respected all over the ancient world. Visit the Temple of Apollo, the Sacred Way, the amphitheater, the best preserved stadium of Greece, and the Castalian spring, where in ancient days the pilgrims had to wash before they were allowed to consult the oracle. In the Delphi museum, see such treasures as the Omphalos, which marked the center of the world, and the magnificent bronze Charioteer, one of the finest pieces surviving from the 5th century BC. 

Please note: As this tour involves walking around the Archaeological Site and in Delphi, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

price $119
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Milos, Greece



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking
Milos Highlights
Volcanic Milos, the most westerly island of the Cyclades has stunning beaches, coves, and geologically interesting places. Since antiquity the island has been quarried for its minerals.  Obsidian, a hard, black volcanic glass used for manufacturing sharp blades was mined on the island and exported throughout the Mediterranean. You will visit the Sarakiniko Beach with its lunar landscape,  the result of volcanic eruptions. This beautiful, moon-like spot is one of the island’s many geological wonders and perhaps one of the most photographed places in the Cyclades. You’ll take a walk down the beach so you can experience this one-of-a-kind location and take photographs.  Next you will visit the cave of Papafragkas, a cluster of deep-sea inlets and sea caves.  Located next to Papafragkas Cave is Filakopi, a settlement dating back to the Neolithic Period (approximately 9,000 to 4,000 B.C.) and remained an active settlement until 1,000 B.C. From Papafragkas you can see the remains of the walls of the city (only standing remains of the city at this point). The tour does NOT enter the archaeological site. Next stop Plaka and its cobble streets and alleys. Plaka is a classic Cycladic village with white stone houses and bougainvillea flowers, locted on a hilltop. You’ll walk through the village to admire its traditional architecture and its stunning view of the sea, and you’ll taste some homemade sweets at the village’s local pastry shops at your leisure. Following, the Christian Catacombs, which are the largest in Greece, and the ruins of the ancient city of Klima. Close to the Catacombs is the marble amphitheater. There are still seven intact seat rows and there is a lovely view of the bay. On the way to the theater from the Catacombs, you will also visit the site where Venus de Milo was discovered in 1820 (now residing in the Louvre in Paris).

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.


price $99
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4 HRS

Easy

beach

watersports

essentials
Milos, Amazing Beach
This is a tour set-up to visit one of the nicest beaches of the island.  Your escort will assist you during this trip and you will visit the beach of Paleochori – sunbeds and umbrellas are included. You will have 3 hours to relax and enjoy this lovely location.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. Bring a hat, your swimsuit and a towel.


price $99
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Santorini, Greece



8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Full Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1549
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Full Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1649
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Half Day Private CAR + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Santorini, Half Day Private VAN + Guide
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests. 


price $1099
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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
Santorini, Island Overview and Oia Village
Santorini, in the Cyclades Islands, has one of the most spectacular landscapes in all Greece. Traditional villages built on tall cliffs offer breathtaking views over a former volcanic crater, now submerged by the sea. Your island orientation begins with an ascent of Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) Mountain, for unparalleled panoramic views encompassing the whole island. Back aboard the coach, you will admire a range of inspirational views en route to the village of Oia. With its picturesque blue-domed churches, old 2-story mansions, and narrow cobblestone streets, Oia is the perfect place to fully appreciate the beauty of this remarkable island. There is no guided sightseeing during your 1¾-hour stay at Oia, so you are free to admire the picture-perfect views or perhaps browse among the tiny shops selling handmade ceramics, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Finally, there’s a 30-minute drive to the village of Fira where the tour concludes. Once there, your guide directs you to the cliff road from where you may proceed to the cable car at your leisure to return to the ship.    

Please note:  This tour involves winding roads and high altitude. 

price $115
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4 HRS

Moderate

dining

boating

outdoors

essentials
Santorini, Sailing the Caldera
Get ready to set sail on the exquisite Santorini during this scenic, relaxing ride around the volcanic islands of Nea Kameni, Palea Kameni and Thirassia. You will board a Catamaran sailing vessel for a 3.5-hour tour . Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni represent the volcano’s most recent activity. Palea Kameni, or Old Burnt Island, is less than 2,000 years old, while Nea Kameni, or Young Burnt Island, began forming just 425 years ago. Your boat will drop anchor into the green sulfur waters where you will enjoy an opportunity to swim in the warm waters of the thermal spring. A delicious Greek lunch  of chicken, pasta, Greek salad, fruit and beverages will be served on board while sailing.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and your camera.


price $299
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4 HRS

Moderate

unesco

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Santorini, The Ancient City of Akrotiri & Prehistoric Museum
You will be transferred from the ship by local tender boat to Athinios port, where you will join the waiting motor coach. From here you will proceed toward the southern part of the island where you will make a quick photo stop at the ruins of an old windmill that has a panoramic view. You’ll re-board the coach and continue on your short narrated journey to the Akrotiri Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the covered excavations of this advanced Bronze Age civilization. You will be taken back in time as these amazing ruins leave you to imagine what life was like before the village was destroyed around 1650 B.C., by the eruption of the volcano.  It remains a question why there were no people left in the village at the time of the eruption, as it was abandoned for reasons unknown.  It is often said in a whimsical way that perhaps Akrotiri is really the lost city of Atlantis. Next, visit the Prehistoric Museum located in the town of Fira.  In this remarkable museum, you will see an exhibition of artifacts and frescoes which were excavated from the archaeological site of Akrotiri, including the gold Ibix, one of the most famous recent discoveries of antiquities at Akrotiri.  When you leave the museum your tour will end and then after a 5-minute walk you will be at the cable car. From there you may decide whether to stay in the town and do a bit of shopping or to make your way back to the ship directly by taking the cable car to the pier below

Please note:  This tour involves winding roads and high altitude.


price $129
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6 HRS

Moderate

wine

culture

sightseeing
Santorini, Wineries of Santorini & Oia Village
You will be transferred from the ship by a local tender to Athinios where you will join the waiting motor coach.  A short journey brings you to one of Santorini’s foremost wineries where you will be able to sample some of the most famous wines of Santorini. Leaving Santo Winery you will travel to Venetsanos Winery, located in a breathtaking location offering incredible vistas over the caldera and volcanic islands.  The winery offers you a chance to walk through and discover the history and tradition of this important wine producer and learn new wine making techniques. Your detailed tour of the winery will include tasting their exceptional wines. Next you will visit the   unique, underground labyrinth Wine Museum of Santorini where you will navigate the history of wine and have the opportunity to try four of the best wines.  Board your coach and travel to the most northern point of the island, Oia Village. This dramatic little village, has many of its dwellings nestled in niches hewn into the volcanic rock.  As you traverse its narrow cobbled streets you will come across many tiny shops which offer an unusual collection of handmade works of ceramic art, paintings and semi-precious jewelry. Coffee shops perched on the edge of the cliffs offer spectacular views of Fira and the volcano. Finally, you will board your coach and go to Fira town where your tour will end after a short walk to the Metropolis Church. From there you may decide whether to stay in the town and do a bit of shopping or to make your way back to the ship directly by taking the cable car to the pier below.

Please note: None of these destinations are wheelchair accessible. 


price $159
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Athens, Greece



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Airport
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.



price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Athens, Acropolis & New Museum Tour & Transfer to Windstar Hotel
The ancient remains of Athens constitute one of the brightest jewels of the Mediterranean. The Ancient City and the Acropolis have been kept fairly intact. You will see perhaps the most famous temple of the Ancient City, the Parthenon. Walking up a winding path towards the Acropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will pass through the Propylaea, which is the entrance to the Acropolis and see the Erechtheum Temple, built between 421-405 B.C. and famous for its exquisite attention to detail. You will also see the Porch of the Caryatids, (or Porch of the Maidens), in the distance. Reinforced by man, the natural fortress of the Acropolis stands 230 feet above the city. You cannot help but be impressed by the wide-sweeping view below. The intent of the new Acropolis Museum is to house every artifact found on the archaeological site.  You will see the unsurpassed quality of the masterpieces of ancient Athens, including the entire sculpted decoration of the Parthenon as it was on the building. You will see many architectural phases and thousands of finds that provide valuable insight into the everyday activities of ancient Greece.

Please note:  There is no shopping stop organized but guests can explore the shops at the Acropolis. The path up to the Acropolis is winding and may be challenging for those with mobility issues.


price $119
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Full Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own. 

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $899
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8 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Full Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 8 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $999
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Half Day Private CAR
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 1-2 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $549
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing
Athens, Half Day Private VAN
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites of the city, or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3 - 6 guests. Private vans are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private van, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.


price $649
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